Active Ingredient(s):Candesartan FDA Approved: * June 4, 1998 Pharm Company: *ASTRAZENECA Category:Blood Pressure
Candesartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker used mainly for the treatment of high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Candesartan has a very low maintenance dose. The metabolism for the drug is unique as it is a cascading pro-drug. Candesartan has good bioavailibility and is more potent among the AT-1 receptor antagonists.
It was patented in 1990 and approved for medical use in 1997.
1 Medical uses
1.2 Congestive heart failure
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